The Census Bureau recently released the latest statistics on state and local taxes as part of its 2008 Survey of Government Finances.
For 2007/2008, we have calculated that the per capita tax burden on the average Washingtonian was $4,354, while the amount of tax revenue collected per $1,000 of personal income was $105.49. Washington ranked 16th among the 50 states in terms of taxes collected per capita, and 30th in terms of the tax burden per $1,000 of personal income. For comparison, in 2006/2007 Washington ranked 15th and 26th in these two respective categories. Washington's standing relative to all the other states as well as the national average is shown below:
Note: These ranks were computed by the Washington Research Council, using data from the 2008 Survey of Government Finances.